Brexit waste law warning

European Commission issues waste law warning ahead of Brexit

Brexit waste law warning: In the notice to stakeholders, “Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Waste Law”, the EC highlights the impact of Brexit on the waste sector from midnight on 30 March 2019. Brexit waste law warning: The … Read More

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Reuben's Retreat

GPT Waste support Stockport Homes teambuilding day at Reuben’s Retreat charity

GPT Waste support Stockport Homes teambuilding day at Reuben’s Retreat charity GPT Waste have recently supported our client, Stockport Homes (SH), on a team building exercise with a difference. Every year SH have a staff away day for team building … Read More

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recycling

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils One in five councils have been hit by rising costs to their recycling services over the last year because of China’s waste import restrictions, a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found. … Read More

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plastic incineration

Report claims plastics incineration causes harm totalling £25bn

UK incinerators will cause nearly £25bn of environmental harm over the next 30 years by burning plastics, a report from environmental campaigners has claimed. Anti-incinerator group United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) said it looked at the output of the … Read More

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waste

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector In a recent report of the PWC website, they look at the constantly changing waste sector in the UK and the factors affecting it. Due to the insightful … Read More

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WRAP

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020 The adoption of a circular economy offers considerable economic benefits; Defra calculates that UK businesses could benefit by up to £23 billion per year through low cost or no cost improvements … Read More

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environment agency

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says The Environment Agency (EA) has said there is sufficient incineration capacity in the UK, despite calls for more infrastructure to be built. The remarks were made following news that clinical waste had … Read More

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WRAP

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.  According to … Read More

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food waste

Gove signals action on food waste

Gove signals action on food waste Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a £15m pilot scheme to divert commercial and retail food which would otherwise be wasted to people judged in most need. He told this week’s Conservative Party conference … Read More

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€10bn needed for European plastics recycling

€10bn needed for European plastics recycling Creating a market for recycled plastics across the EU will be essential if reprocesses are to invest the €10bn (£8.9bn) needed to boost collection, sorting and recycling capacity, a European waste body has warned. … Read More

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